Boilermakers Down Iowa In Three

Nov. 9, 2007

Box Score

West Lafayette, IN – The University of Iowa volleyball team was swept at Purdue Friday night. The Hawkeyes fall to 9-17 overall and 1-14 in conference play.

Sophomore Megan Schipper led the Hawkeye attack with 10 kills while freshman Aimee Huffman finished with nine kills. Juniors Laura Kremer and Kiley Fister each had three block assists.

Iowa dropped a tough first game, 33-31, despite impressive numbers from Huffman. The Poth, TX, native finished with five kills with a .364 hitting percentage.

Purdue took an early 9-3 lead in game one, forcing an Iowa timeout. The Hawkeyes responded later in the game with an 11-5 run, making the score 17-16 in favor of Purdue. The score remained within three points until the Hawkeyes eventually tied the game at 23. The Boilermakers put together a three-point run to take a 26-23 lead, but Iowa fought back later with a 5-0 surge to take its first lead at 29-28. A Schipper kill gave Iowa game point at 30-29, but two-straight Purdue points turned the tables, giving the Boilermakers game point at 31-30. Purdue then served a ball deep and out-of-bounds, tying the score at 31, but the Boilermakers managed two points to escape with the win.

The Boilermakers used a .387 hitting percentage compared to Iowa’s -.146 percentage to win game two, 30-14.

Purdue stormed out to a 9-4 lead to start game two and stretched its advantage to 14-6, before three-straight Hawkeye points made the tally 14-9. That would be as close as Iowa could get, as the Boilermakers closed the game on a 13-5 surge to take a 2-0 lead in the match.

Purdue claimed the match win with a 30-20 win in game three, hitting at a .436 clip. The Boilermakers took an early 3-2 lead and never trailed after. Purdue stretched its lead to 19-9 later in the game and held on for the win.

Iowa returns to action Saturday when they travel to Indiana. Match time is scheduled for 5 p.m. (CST).

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